EUR2101 - Norway in Europe


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

Why is Norway not a member of the EU? To what extent does it nevertheless participate in European integration and cooperation arrangements? The course offers a thorough introduction to Norway’s role in European cooperation and integration from the end of World War II to the present. For this purpose, the term “Norway” refers not only to political authorities, but also to public opinion, interest groups and other stakeholders. Informed by rationalist and constructivist perspectives, the course critically examines key junctures in Norway’s relations with the EEC/EC/EU, including the 1972 and 1994 referenda on EC/EU membership and the 1992 the EEA Agreement. The course also assesses Norway’s position on political integration in light of the broader landscape of actual and proposed cooperation, such as NATO, EFTA, NORDEC and the EEA.

Learning outcome

Students will
- have in-depth knowledge of Norway’s role in European cooperation and integration from the end of World War II to the present
- be familiar with rationalist and constructivist perspectives on Norway’s European policy

Students will be able
- to identify and analytically discuss key junctures and developments in Norwegian European policy.
- to communicate her/his knowledge orally and in writing, using the appropriate terminology.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures / seminars /debates /discussions.

The students must pass an obligatory assignment in order to sit for the written exam. Compulsory activities from a previous semester may be approved by the department.

Compulsory assignments

  • Group assignments

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Available at the start of the semester.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2018-12-07 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.